Towoju calls for girl-child protection

The Kwara state Commissioner for Communications, Hon. Olabode George Towoju, has called on parents to protect the girl-child and create a favourable atmosphere for them to thrive. 

He made the call at the book reading and conversation session of the book, African Power Girls written by Adebola Williams, in a programme organised by the Office of the First Lady of Kwara State, Amb. Dr. (Mrs.) Olufolake AbdulRazaq and Founder of Ajike People Support Centre, in commemoration of the 2022 International Women's Day celebration.

Towoju, while delivering his speech, stated that the girl-child in Nigeria is exposed to diverse abuses and harmful traditional practices.

He appealed to parents to nurture and empower the girl-child with their love, resources and quality education to help them achieve lofty goals and reach a high altitude in life.

The Commissioner exhorted the girl-child to dream big and enjoined them to emulate a host of women who “have written their names in gold in the books of history, like Huda Sha'arawi, Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, Grace Alele-Williams, and our very own First Lady of Kwara State, Amb. Dr. (Mrs.) Olufolake AbdulRazaq,” he added.

Towoju thanked Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq for being a staunch believer and supporter of women and the girl-child.

He reiterated that Governor AbdulRazaq believes in women's abilities; hence, the gender mainstreaming evident in his cabinet. 

Towoju commended the First Lady for being a great role model for women and girls in Kwara State and the world at large.

Adebola Oladipo
Information Officer


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